Monday, July 16, 2012


1 large zucchini or 500g okra (fresh or frozen) 2 large tomatoes, diced 1 yellow onion, diced 1 green pepper, diced 3-4 cloves garlic, finely chopped juice of 1 lemon olive oil salt, pepper, pinch of cinnamon In a large skillet, heat olive oil. Add garlic and onions at the same time. Cook over medium heat until onions are translucent. Add tomatoes, cook until they heat, and then add green pepper. Cover and cook for about 5 mins. Add zucchini (or okra), salt, pepper, lemon juice, and cinnamon. Add a generous amount of water (about 1 cup). Mix well, cover and reduce heat to simmering or a low boil. Cook for approx 30 mins until vegetables are soft. Serve with rice pilaf.

Turkish Rice

2c. white rice 2 and 1/4c. water 1 tsp salt 2T butter Rinse the rice in cold water, then soak in hot water for about 15 mins. Drain and rinse again in cold water. Melt butter over medium heat until it starts to bubble. Add the rice and stir continuously for 2-3mins. Add the water and salt, stir. Reduce heat to simmering, cover the pot, and cook for approx 10 mins, or until the water has been absorbed. Remove rice from heat. Cover with a tea towel and lid. Let stand for 10 mins. Fluff with a fork and serve warm. Best rice ever!!!